In conversation with Jill Waters, Hysteria 2021 winner

In conversation with Jill Waters, Hysteria 2021 winner

Jill was the short story category winner with The Day of Glorious Silliness in Hysteria 2021 writing competition. Her winning entry was published in Hysteria 8. Jill is a retired special needs teacher who started writing to exercise her brain. She exercises her body by playing tennis and her patience by supporting Norwich City!

The Flower Box by Jane O’Connor, short story category winner 2020

The Flower Box by Jane O’Connor, short story category winner 2020

Kay sat on the step of her pottery studio cradling a cup of tea when she felt a nudge on her arm as Pansy, her Nan’s Yorkshire Terrier, rushed past her and began doing joyful circuits of the lawn. Kay had been apprehensive about taking Pansy in, but things had happened so quickly after Nan’s…

You Don’t Have to Talk About Your Daddy in Counselling if You Don’t Want To, by Stephanie Hutton winner of the Flash Fiction category 2017

You Don’t Have to Talk About Your Daddy in Counselling if You Don’t Want To, by Stephanie Hutton winner of the Flash Fiction category 2017

Jupiter is the stormiest planet. It has weather patterns that change quickly, so you never know what swirly clouds might hide. It is separated from Earth by the asteroid belt – hard and dangerous to reach.

A ‘Ta-Da’ Moment by Sandra Crook, winner of the Hysteria 2016 Short Story category

A ‘Ta-Da’ Moment by Sandra Crook, winner of the Hysteria 2016 Short Story category

“You were never really on board with the plan, were you?” Ruth is nothing if not direct.  My daughter-in-law and I haven’t enjoyed a close relationship, but there’s always been a healthy respect between us, and we cut each other a lot of slack.  She is, as usual, correct in her assumption.